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Update for critical security issue in PHPMailer included in release Vanilla 2.3.1

Is there a way to hide/replace badges as users level up in the same category?

This discussion is related to the Yet Another Gamification Application addon.

For instance the 2 year anniversary badge would replace the 1 year anniversary badge? It seems like in that case the 2 year anniversary badge would imply the 1 year so there would be no need to display it. My apologies if this question has already been answered elsewhere but i was unable to find it.


  • vrijvlindervrijvlinder Papillon-Sauvage MVP

    The Idea of badges, is to show all of the ones you have won through your participation. Like a badge of Honor. If you got a second badge of Honor, should you give back the first one ? A soldier goes to battle and gets a medal of Valor for that battle. Does a second medal of Valor imply that the first one has no more value ?

    If you don't want specific badges to show and if they have specific CSS classes, you can write some code to hide them from view via display:none ....

    Or you could modify the application to not show past badges, which your users might not like at all. Because earning or winning something is a reward for participating and if there is no reward you will lose interest from users.

    Why bother having an application like this if you take the whole game aspect out of it.

  • I kind of understand the philosophy behind the badge system but for like categories it starts to make my very active users look like a north Korean general. If everything is special than nothing is. Thanks for your help, that answers my question i guess.

  • R_JR_J Cheerleader & Troubleshooter Munich Moderator

    I see your point. But badges are not ranks. Ranks are replacing lower ranks. Badges still remain. I'm not sure if you would be able to a make a "this badge replaces that badge" logic, but I would also say that this doesn't feel right.

  • yeah, I'm seeing that. You would need some sort of anti-badge to remove existing badges once certain criteria were met or a way to check when a new badge was earned if an older badge was no longer needed. Oh well, thanks for your help. =)

  • vrijvlindervrijvlinder Papillon-Sauvage MVP

    I want my badges to look like North Korean leader.. what is wrong with that !!

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